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Can You Get a Passport During a Government Shutdown?

Can you get a passport during a government shutdown?

The government has shut down 19 times since 1976, and there’s a real possibility that it will happen again soon.

If you’ve got an international trip planned, you’re probably wondering how this could impact you. Can you get a passport during a government shutdown?

The answer is yes, at least at first. However, it may take longer than usual. That’s because passport services are funded in part by application fees.

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Passports and the Government Shutdown

Can you still get a passport?  Yes!

You can still get a passport even though the federal government is partially shut down. Passport Services are fully supported by the fees you pay to get a U.S.

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